The Lagos State executive council has approved the publication of list of application for Governor’s consent in a National Newspaper and the Land’s Bureau website twice a month.
The approval was announced in a memo signed by Mrs. Olufumilayo Awe Director Land Services.
According to the memo, the publication which is aimed at notifying the general public about the grant of Governor’s consent would replace the former requirement of sighting original root of title.
The memo reads in part:
“It is hereby notified for general information and immediate compliance that the State Executive Council has approved the publication of list of application for Governor’s Consent in a National Newspaper and the Land’s Bureau website twice a month.
This publication replaced the former requirement of sighting original root of title at the Land Registry before registering Governor’s Consent applications. The essence of the publication is to duly inform the General Public that Governor’s Consent has been granted and will be registered fourteen days after the publication.
It will also enable people concerned to make objection when necessary
Consequently, a Publication Fee of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand naira] shall henceforth be payable along with other fees before processing of Governor’s Consent application.
The Publication Fee should be paid like other relevant fees to any of the Lagos State Revenue Collection Designated Banks using the following code and the receipt forwarded to the Director Land Services accordingly.
Name: Newspaper Publication Fee
Revenue Code: 40100010
Officers are therefore enjoined to ensure the approval take immediate effect and apply same to all files under processing.